There has been much talk lately in national political circles about the demographic forces that might make Texas a competitive state for Democrats by 2020. But the current battle to win the state’s No. 2 seat shows that much of Texas remains a deep shade of red.
For Megargel, Texas, population 203, the former high-school campus may be the most visible sign of a town fading away, but it’s far from the only one. Abandoned downtown buildings and vacant houses abound. And like many small towns hit by the drought, Megargel is struggling with its water su